This is Nelson's CSG Story
Nelson is the Vice President of Conestoga Students Incorporated and a full-time student in the Interaction Design program. Nelson defines himself by the skills he’s good at, and has dreams of one day starting his own company.
For Nelson, his goals start with education and obtaining the skills he needs to be successful in today’s workforce.
Nelson works while studying full-time, and still relies on Canada Student Grants to supplement the cost of his education in Kitchener, Ontario.
In July 2023, increases in Canada Student Grants will end, meaning federal grant maximums for students will fall from $6000 to $3000.
Nelson already works hard outside of school and budgets to afford post-secondary education, and still faces financial stress with the ending of this grant funding.
Students across Canada, like Nelson, are worried about being able to afford necessities amid the rising cost of living.
Click the link to tell the Government of Canada how decreases in Canada Student Grants will impact your post-secondary education.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is launching the #HalfYourCSG campaign to emphasize the importance and impact that permanently doubling funding to Canada Student Grants will have on students across the country.
CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization representing students at 23 student associations across the country. Through our partnership with the Québec Student Union/Union étudiante du Québec (UEQ), CASA represents 365,000 students across Canada. CASA advocates for accessible, affordable, innovative, and high quality post-secondary education in Canada. For over 25 years, CASA has done so successfully through policy and research development, awareness campaigns, government relations efforts, and partnerships with other stakeholders in the education sector.